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Genevieve MCC will be at Kamers vol geskenke 2014 in JHB next week! 18-21 April.

Kamers vol Geskenke 2014

Kamers vol Geskenke 2014

KAMERS vol geskenke 2014: Easter in Johannesburg

The KAMERS team is well known for their innovative selection of creative talent and fresh product ideas, to display work by independent design and craft creative’s in the form of a large-scale pop-up retail event.

Products abound and bespoke gifts are to be found, Kamer’s bring you the best lovingly handcrafted, innovative goods the country and its creatives have to offer.

Genevieve MCC is proud to part of this special event, we’ll be on hand should you need a brief rest after all that retail therapy!

DATES & TIMES: 18-20 April 10:00 – 20:00 / 21 April 10:00 – 17:00

COST: R75 pp (children under 18 free); R60 for students and pensioners

VENUE: The Forum Campus, Bryanston

For more info: read Kamers vol geskenke 2014

Caroline’s White Wine & Cap Classique Review: 30th October 2013

Caroline’s White Wine & Cap Classique Review is one of the most important events on the South African wine calendar and Genevieve MCC will be there.

It is a showcase of a maximum of 60 wineries that have consistently achieved the highest accolades in all the top competitive platforms. Each of the selected wineries are invited to show just one wine for tasting by the public. This must be their flagship wine, and will be shown by the winemaker personally. One can engage with them and learn, in an organised yet informal atmosphere in the ballroom.

The annual event is to be held on Wednesday 30th October 2013, at TheTable Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Time: 17h00 until 21h00. Arrive anytime, and get your programme and crystal tasting glass at the entrance.

Tickets @ R150 are available exclusively at Computicket online, or at their outlets in major centres.

For more info: http://www.carolineswine.com/annual-white-wine-review-2013

Genevieve MCC joins up with Miles for Style.

Miles for Style is an exclusive online community marketing and promoting premium aspirational brands from a select community of supply partners to the general public and, in particular, members of Voyager, South African Airways’ loyalty program.

Miles for Style has positioned itself as the only online shopping experience where shoppers and voyager members can earn  Miles on the purchase of wines and diversified value-add lifestyle offerings.


To celebrate this partnership, they are running a Twitter competition and you can stand a chance to win a case of Genevieve !

Have you entered? Win a case of Genevieve MCC! To enter: follow, tag and tweet @MilesForStyle @flysaa @Genevieve_mcc. T’s & C’s apply!

Genevieve MCC 2013 catch up.

Just letting you know what we’ve been up to, we’ve been busy , mostly preparing for harvest, quietly and kindly informing the grapes to ripen perfectly , telling the weather to play nice and then we wait…

The 13th and 14th of February were the harvest dates this year; rather appropriate considering how much bubbly is generally consumed on this day.

Harvest was a couple of days later than last year and this was due to the rain (25mm!) we had over the weekend which kept us on our toes and me constantly thinking should I go test the grapes again every couple of hours. Overall , even ripening, appealing grapes and with foreman Jonathon and viticulturist; Leon Engelke looking after these beauties; I’m very happy.Here are some pics of the harvest

We carefully go through bunches, checking for uneven ripening or unsavoury grapes that have ripened too much. We brought in just under 15 tonnes and I am pleased with the 19’balling (sugar level) , this always gets me nervous, a couple of degrees more or less and it changes the feel and style for the entire vintage to come .
Overnight in the cool room to compose themselves and keep freshness, then to the cellar for whole bunch pressing, the cellar we use has a gravity fed system , I like to think that the grapes don’t even realise what’s happened to them till they’re in tank as juice; with this tender process we keep juice clear , clean and pure.
We are at the stage now where the wine has settled and  inoculated with yeast to let the juice ferment into alcohol aka yummy potential!Here’s a nice basic diagram that I found that explains the process..

Other than harvesting, Genevieve MCC obviously took part in Valentine’s Day,I took the liberty of visiting all the boutique wine shops in Cape Town before V-day to pop a gorgeous card around the necks of the Genevieve MCC bottles for those in a rush to find a gift on the day AND then still find a ‘ to my sweet -heart card’ hope you were all spoiled with love.

We also teamed up with Bread Restaurant which is part of the Bromwell Boutique Mall in Woodstock, they offered a exquisite Valentine’s dinner with the Genevieve MCC .Do yourself a favour next time and pop in ( there’s ample parking opposite the building) have a quick snack or lazy lunch and browse through the beautiful exclusive items they have for sale. PS: Their Almond Croissants are addictive….

For a quick summer meal idea: Genevieve MCC was featured in Winestyle magazine Summer edition : paired with Tuna Tarte +Avocado Salsa + Lime Zest. Recipe

Email if you need some Genevieve MCC delivered: melissa@genevievemcc.co.za

Here are some nice tastings coming up in March with Genevieve MCC flowing..

  • 3rd March: Vineyard Hotel: MCC Festival ” festival of bubbles ” 15h00 – 18h00

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa will be showcasing up to 17 wine estates when it hosts the Cape’s Finest Méthode Cap Classique Festival on Sunday 3rd March 2013 for R165 per person.
to view more information: click here

  • 30 March: Wine@ the Mill (Biscuit Mill , Woodstock)  10:30 -12:30

Christmas Inspiration!

Dearest Bubbly Lovers,

Genevieve MCC has been busy this year, a big thank you to all the support and of course the many moments that Genevieve MCC could be part of your special occasion!

The 2010 vintage has been a hit with our loyal clients and become a favourite to the many newcomers, we’ve received 4* in the Platter Guide 2013, our intent to make top quality, elegant and delicious bubbly is starting to show and receive recognition.

Some tastings coming up if you wish to pop along and join us for a glass in December:

•    20th December: 16:00-19:00 Vino Pronto 44 Orange Street Gardens Cape Town

•    28th December: 16:00 – 19:00 Wine Concepts Kloof Street

•    29th December: 11:00 – 13:00 Wine @ the Mill, Old Biscuit Mill Woodstock Cape Town.

Need to stock up on Genevieve MCC, have a look at stockists page.

Wishing you are all a very good festive season and may 2013 bring you success, good health and plenty Genevieve MCC!

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